Friday 8th July was a great day out with a local group (Glasgow) from Luss to two of Loch Lomond’s many islands. On the first we found out about the uses of Sphangnum Moss, Horse’s Hoof Fungi and some of nature’s own medicines as well as collecting and tasting Blaeberries, Wood Sorrel and Pine needles (not so pleasant). On the second we searched in vain for sight of the island’s few remaining wallabies, and discovered some of the history of the island and it’s inhabitants. A strong headwind on the way home meant that all the paddling skills developed in the morning were put to good use and we were even treated to some warm and sunny spells on our return journey too.
PlacesLoch Lomond national park Finnart Lochgoilhead Balmaha Loch Lomond Islands Ardochlay Mugdock Country Park Loch Lomond Helensburgh Loch Long Inch Connachan Connich Hill Luss Ben Lomond Loch Goil Ardlui Inch Moan Inchtavannach Kirkintilloch Fourth and Clyde canal Kenya Drymen Loch Ard Mark Cottage Hessilhead wildlife centre nchtavannach Inch Tavannach Mt Kenya Luss Village Inchmoan Inchconnachan Ardochly Kelvin Froach Isle Torrance Inchcailloch Broomhill Hospital rowardennan Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel Conic Hill Estonia Aberfoyle Carraig nan Ron Loch Chon Nairobi
FaunaBuzzard Raven kingfisher Wild Goats Woodpecker Canadian Goose Wagtail Swans Porpoise Common Tern Swan Black Guillemot Mallard Jackdaw dolphin Dragon Fly Cormorant Herring Gull Merganser Ducks Red Fox Oyster Chatcher Racoon dog Robin Hedgehog Edible crab Oystercatcher Crow Dipper Heron Seal Deer Osprey jelly fish Canadian Geese Merganser Buzzards Damsel Fly Star fish Hooded Crow Kittiwake Little Grebe Oyster Catcher Gulls Gannet Oyster Catchers
FloraBeach Rhododendron Star Moss Bull rush Pine Sphagnum moss Mountain soft rush Horse's Hoof Fungi Elder Bog Myrtle Forestry Plantations Nettles Harebell Birch Lilly pads cotton grass Sycamore Silver Birch Old Man's Bear Lichen Alder Crack willow Hawthorn Western Atlantic Oak Atlantic Oak Birch Bark Atlantic Oak and Australian Magnolia Scotts Pine tree Horse's Hoof Fungus Honeysuckle Copice Australian Magnolia Blaeberries Rowan Wood sorrel Kelp Scotts Pine Myrtle Scotts Pine Trees Oak Blaeberry Marsh Willow Common sorrel Ewe frosted Trees Horseshoe Fungi
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